THE HEART AT WORK
For the annual charity event organised by watchmakers in support of research into myopathies, Breguet has unveiled a single piece to be sold at auction.
Since 2005, Breguet has been participating in Only Watch. During this event, taking place this year on 11 November in Geneva, 50 unique watches, specially created for the occasion by 50 watchmaking brands, are put on sale. All revenues go to the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (Monaco Assocation Against Myopathies). This year, Breguet is offering the elegant and original Classique In-Line Perpetual Calendar (ref. 7715). Why ‘original’? As the name implies, this timepiece displays the information on the perpetual calendar in a linear and simple way, providing optimum readability. The day is displayed in a counter at 12 o’clock. At the centre of the dial, a discreet hand indicates the current month. At 6 o’clock, another disc shows both the date and the leap-year cycle.
As for the watch’s aesthetics, we find all the traditional array of the Classique collection. The blued hour and minute hands move across a hand-made “Clous de Paris”, silver guilloché gold dial, with an hour rim featuring Roman numerals.
The Classique In-Line Perpetual Calendar is driven by an entirely hand-engraved self-winding mechanical movement. The workings and the offset rotor in the calibre 502Q PLT, equipped with a silicon spiral, are revealed through a 39mm sapphire glass on the yellow gold case. Once wound, the mechanism guarantees a power reserve of 45 hours for a piece that is exclusively reserved for philanthropic collectors. onlywatch.com
Price: Estimation 80,000 CHF – 100,000 CHF breguet.com
By Dan Diaconu